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Accession Number PB2013-101826
Title Program Handbook for Engine Fuel, Petroleum and Lubricant Laboratories. 2012 Edition.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 80p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This handbook provides guidance on how to establish a management system for Fuel Quality Laboratories (FQL) using the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC 17025:2005, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (17025). This handbook includes standards similar to those in 17025 and NIST Handbook 143 State Weights and Measures Metrology Laboratories Program Handbook except that 17025 and Handbook 143 impose mandatory requirements. This handbook is intended as guidance, so the shalls in the handbooks on which it is based have been replaced with shoulds to make it clear that the text is only recommended. Implementation Notes are shown in italics to provide examples of a way that users may implement the recommendations. If a laboratory conforms to Section 3.0 Management Guidelines and Section 4.0 Technical Guidelines of this handbook, it may be eligible for accreditation. If accreditation by NISTs National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) is sought, a request must be made to NVLAP to establish a testing laboratory accreditation program. Section 3.0 Management Guidelines and Section 4.0 Technical Guidelines in this handbook follow the organization and numbering system of 17025, Handbook 143, and NIST Handbook 150 National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) - Procedures and General Requirements (2006) so that a laboratory (and assessors) can cross reference those standards. Also, some notes on laboratory safety are provided to provide a foundation for ensuring a safe working environment in an FQL. This basic information should be viewed only as an introduction to the subject and not as an exhaustive treatment of a model safety program. In addition to seeking the latest general guidance from state and federal safety officials, experts in laboratory safety and safe fuel handling procedures should be consulted.
Keywords Biofuels
Engine fuels
Fuel handling procedures
Fuel Quality Laboratories (FQL)
Handbook
Laboratory safety
Lubricant laboratories
Management system
Petroleum


 
Source Agency National Institute of Standards and Technology
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
71K - Lubricants & Hydraulic Fluids
Corporate Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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